David Rowen

Head of Global Business Development, Vestas Manufacturing

25+ Years’ Experience in manufacturing including Wind Energy Business. Executive & Operational Leadership of industrial manufacturing across the globe and Global Expert in ´local content’ in all major Wind Markets.

2017 – date   

Head of Global Business Development, Vestas Manufacturing. Direct Report to Vestas COO.
Board Member, Vestas Manufacture Rus (Russian JV company manufacturing blades)

Overseeing Vestas industrial market entry with local content requirements.

2015 – 2017  

Vice President, Blades Production Engineering, Vestas Blades
Blades PE Vestas has 100+ world class engineers developing manufacturing process and tooling for production of blades and providing technical transfer and support to all blade sites across the globe.

2012 – 2015  

CEO, LM Wind Power Do Brasil
Startup of LM Joint Venture blade factory in Recife, Brasil for Brazilian Wind market local content.

2006 – 2012  

Vice President Global Blades / Managing Director PowerBlades GmbH, Board Member Ria Blades S/A, Board Member PowerBlades S/A.
Set up blade manufacturing factories in Germany and Portugal for on & offshore blades.

2002 – 2006  

Head of NEG-Micon Global Blade Service / Head of CIM Blades Vestas
Responsible for handling all field work and warranty claims for NEG-Micon/Vestas blades.

1996 – 2002   

Managing Director, Rowen Composites Ltd
Startup company building high quality racing yachts (including Melges 24) and industrial composite moulding, blade tooling & structural web manufacturer supplier to NEG-Micon Rotors.

1998 – Date   

Company Director J.N. Rowen Ltd
construction, investments and property

1993 – 1996  

Managing Director, David Rowen Yachting Ltd.
Professional Yachtsman and start up of mail order clothing and team wear company.

1988 – 1993  

Uppingham School, Rutland, Leicestershire UK.

Interests:        Yacht & catamaran racing/wind & kite surf/IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon